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#1 j3711pa

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:27 PM

Hi,

something got me last night that encrypted my doc, pdf and jpg files. They all now end with .vscrypt and are unreadable by ordinary means. I found very little googling this; it appears that a hacker in Russia wants people to send him money for decrypting the files. Vscrypt appears to have been a legitimate encryption program that is no longer sold.

Running scans after the event, McAfee and malware bytes didn't find anything; I do their scans weekly. Dr.Web found 6 trojans and removed them.

Fortunately, the most important stuff is backed up, but it's a nuisance, and I need to be sure that it won't happen again. Any knowledge and/or suggestions on dealing with this issue?

thanks!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:17 PM

Are you referring to .vscrypt or .viscrypt, with an additional i?
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

I just ran into the same thing... I ran SUPERAntiSpy and I am currently running TrendMicro on the computer but it isn't looking to promising. All of my word, adobe, and some of my jpeg (But not all) now have .VSCRPT added to the file names, I tried to go to open with and told it to open with Word and couldn't make out anything and the file is now named correctly but says it is a VSCRYPT File.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:03 PM

You seem to be describing a virus called filefix
Here is a link to the removal guide:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/page/3/
At the bottom of the page is a link to an application that should reclaim the files
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for trying. You seem to be on the right track with it being ransomware, but neither the scanner nor the individual file fixer did the job.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

I would submit a HJT log and see if they can straighten things out



Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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